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Noroxin Class Action Lawsuit

Noroxin Class Action Lawsuit

Noroxin, an antibiotic in the fluoroquinolone class, has been associated with higher rates of tendon injuries, aortic aneurysms, peripheral neuropathy (nerve damage in the arms and legs), and other devastating side effects.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Noroxin induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was diagnosed with nerve damage or an aneurysm, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Drug Litigation Group or call us toll-free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

Noroxin and Aortic Aneurysms

Noroxin belongs to the fluoroquinolone class of antibiotics. All drugs in this class have been linked to connective-tissue side effects like tendonitis and retinal detachments. There is also concern that Noroxin may damage connective tissue in the aorta and increase the risk of aortic aneurysms.

Two studies published in 2015 found evidence of this risk. One study based on data in Taiwan found a 2.4-fold increased risk of aortic aneurysm within 60 days of using a fluoroquinolone. Another study based on data from 650,000 people who took fluoroquinolones (including 1.1% who had an aortic aneurysm) found a 3-fold increased risk.

Noroxin and Nerve Damage

Evidence linking Noroxin and permanent nerve damage has been growing for over a decade. In 2004, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updated the Prescribing Information to include peripheral neuropathy (nerve damage in the arms and legs). In August 2013, they issued another warning to emphasize that symptoms can appear within just a couple days. Unfortunately, many people develop lifelong complications.

Symptoms of Nerve Damage

  • pain
  • burning
  • tingling
  • numbness
  • sensitivity to light touch
  • changes in sensation of temperature
  • abnormal position sense, vibratory sensation
  • decreased motor strength
  • and more

Noroxin and Tendon Injuries

All fluoroquinolone antibiotics, including Noroxin, are associated with an increased risk of tendinitis (tendon inflammation) and tendon rupture (torn tendon) in all ages. These injuries affect the connective tissues between the bones and muscles. The risk is highest for older patients, especially those over 60 years old. The FDA added a Black Box Warning about this risk in 2008.

What is the problem?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is nationally recognized as a class action law firm, but our Defective Drug Litigation Group is not filing a Noroxin class action. Instead, for people with severe injuries, we are filing individual lawsuits against the manufacturer of this drug.

About Class Actions

Class actions are intended to help a large group of people seek compensation for the same type of legal claim. Instead of everyone filing a lawsuit alone, members of a class action join together. Lawyers use a “class representative” to negotiated for compensation for the entire group.

Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Noroxin Class Action

Although class actions have benefits in certain circumstances, they can also have disadvantages. Members may have to accept higher attorneys’ fees or a “low-ball” settlement.

For people with severe injuries from defective drugs, class actions not always the best way to maximize compensation. In fact, many people hire an attorney and file an individual lawsuit. In pharmaceutical litigation, class actions are typically only used when a lot of people are seeking reimbursement for purchasing a defective drug.

Our attorneys file individual lawsuits because we believe each person who was seriously injured by Noroxin deserves personal legal representation. If you decide to file a lawsuit, we may be able to help you seek compensation for your pain and suffering, medical expenses, disability, lost income, and more.

Do I have a Noroxin Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Noroxin induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was diagnosed with nerve damage or an aneurysm, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Drug Litigation Group or call us toll-free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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